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28 Dec
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Local Paper Takes a Punch in Subscribership by Endorsing Hillary Clinton

For Immediate Release
December 28, 2016
 

Media Contact:
Angela Allmond, Communications Director
405-427-3366
Oklahoma Democratic Party
 

Local Paper Takes a Punch in Subscribership by Endorsing Hillary Clinton
 

OKLAHOMA CITY – The Oklahoma Democratic Party commends the Enid News & Eagle for supporting Hillary Clinton during the 2016 election. Maintaining journalistic opinion standards against a Republican-Super-Majority state is admirable, and we hope that subscribers appreciate their willingness to stand for something instead of pandering solely to conservative views to make a profit or keep subscribers.  We encourage people to consider subscribing to the News & Eagle and support a paper willing to express their views regardless of popular opinions.

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The mission of the Oklahoma Democratic Party is to represent working people in Oklahoma and the best way to accomplish that is to elect Democrats to all areas of government. Oklahoma Democrats are progressive and sensible. We are optimistic about the future, and we are determined to see Oklahoma’s traditional values upheld. More information about the Oklahoma Democratic Party can be found at www.okdemocrats.org or by calling (405) 427-3366.

22 Dec
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ODP Holiday Office Closings

Wishing you and your family Happy Holidays!

The Oklahoma Democratic Party office will be closed
Friday, December 23 – Monday, December 26 and Friday, December 30 – Monday, January 2.

We’re thankful for your support of the Party

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21 Dec
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RELEASE: Oklahoma House Quietly Settles Sexual Harassment Claim Using House Funds

Oklahoma House Quietly Settles Sexual Harassment Claim Using House Funds

OKLAHOMA CITY – The Oklahoma Democratic Party is deeply concerned about the use of state funds to settle a sexual harassment claim against Representative Dan Kirby (R-75). State leaders are expected to uphold the public’s trust. Legislators must perform duties with integrity, honor, and transparency to assure Oklahomans that our leaders respect the moral and ethical values of the important work they conduct at the capitol.

Chair Mark Hammons states, “The possible misuse of funds appropriated for a wholly different purpose and expenditure which may be barred by Oklahoma’s prohibition against indemnifying state employees for actions motivated by ‘discriminatory animus director toward. . . sex’, as described by 51 O.S. Sec. 162(B)(4)(e), is a serious issue that state leaders need to address immediately.

“There must be a complete and immediate investigation into this action and a full disclosure of the nature of the claims against Rep. Kirby and the authority for the payment.”

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The mission of the Oklahoma Democratic Party is to represent working people in Oklahoma and the best way to accomplish that is to elect Democrats to all areas of government. Oklahoma Democrats are progressive and sensible. We are optimistic about the future, and we are determined to see Oklahoma’s traditional values upheld. More information about the Oklahoma Democratic Party can be found at www.okdemocrats.org or by calling (405) 427-3366.

Oklahoma Budget Shortfall
21 Dec
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RELEASE: Budget Hole Grows as Republicans Ignore Responsibility

Budget Hole Grows as Republicans Ignore Responsibility

OKLAHOMA CITY – Secretary Doerflinger announced this week that the initial budget shortfall of $600 million is more accurately a $900 million budget hole. The $300 million difference is due to unavailable one-time money. Per a June 2016 report from the Oklahoma Policy Institute and House Representative Earl Sears (R-11), “60 percent to 80 percent of the budget hole is filled with non-recurring revenue, which creates a problem for next year.” The larger problem to our state’s budget crisis is a lack of diversified revenue which budget cuts and one-time money cannot resolve. The Legislature needs to concentrate their efforts on building different revenue streams if we hope to climb out of this hole in the near future.

Oklahoma has experienced two straight years of state program cuts with a Republican-Super-Majority Legislature, and we may see the third year of cuts with a looming $900 million budget shortfall. Republicans are not interested in dedicating the needed time and hard work that it takes to build a comprehensive, diversified revenue and budget strategy. Instead, they have applied quick band-aid fixes in the form of budget cuts to a gaping wound while wasting taxpayer’s money on frivolous lawsuits one after another. We cannot expect different results so long as we continue to apply the same methods year after year.

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The mission of the Oklahoma Democratic Party is to represent working people in Oklahoma and the best way to accomplish that is to elect Democrats to all areas of government. Oklahoma Democrats are progressive and sensible. We are optimistic about the future, and we are determined to see Oklahoma’s traditional values upheld. More information about the Oklahoma Democratic Party can be found at www.okdemocrats.org or by calling (405) 427-3366.

21 Dec
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RELEASE: Climate Change Denier Scott Pruitt May Face Oil Drilling Challenges in Trump Administration

Climate Change Denier and Newly Appointed Head of EPA, Scott Pruitt, (Oklahoma AG) May Face Oil Drilling Challenges in Trump Administration

OKLAHOMA CITY – The Oklahoma Democratic Party applauds President Obama’s decisive action to protect the Arctic and Atlantic Ocean from an anti-environment administration ready to roll back efforts made to protect our water, air, and land. Obama used the 1953 Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act to withdraw lands from future leasing and drilling, indefinitely. Removing the lands from future use challenges newly appointed energy friendly EPA Head and Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt from taking advantage of his new position to enact his own extreme anti-climate and anti-environment agendas.

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The mission of the Oklahoma Democratic Party is to represent working people in Oklahoma and the best way to accomplish that is to elect Democrats to all areas of government. Oklahoma Democrats are progressive and sensible. We are optimistic about the future, and we are determined to see Oklahoma’s traditional values upheld. More information about the Oklahoma Democratic Party can be found at www.okdemocrats.org or by calling (405) 427-3366.